An iridescent film of porous anodic aluminum oxide with alternatingly electrodeposited Cu and SiO 2 nanoparticles

Chang, M, Hu, H, Quan, H, Wei, H, Xiong, Z, Lu, J, Luo, P, Liang, Y, Ou, J and Chen, D 2019, 'An iridescent film of porous anodic aluminum oxide with alternatingly electrodeposited Cu and SiO 2 nanoparticles', Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 735-745.


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Title An iridescent film of porous anodic aluminum oxide with alternatingly electrodeposited Cu and SiO 2 nanoparticles
Author(s) Chang, M
Hu, H
Quan, H
Wei, H
Xiong, Z
Lu, J
Luo, P
Liang, Y
Ou, J
Chen, D
Year 2019
Journal name Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume number 10
Start page 735
End page 745
Total pages 11
Publisher Beilstein - Institut zur Foerderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften
Abstract The structurally colored surface of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) is highly useful for decoration and anti-counterfeiting applications, which are of significance for both scientific and industrial communities. This study presents the first demonstration of the fabrication of an iridescent film of porous AAO on an industrial aluminum alloy substrate, with alternatingly electrodeposited Cu and SiO 2 nanoparticles (NPs). A rainbow effect was effectively obtained for the optimized sample with appropriate alternating electrodeposition times. The structure and optical properties of a series of the electrodeposited AAO-based thin film were investigated. The Cu and SiO 2 NPs were found to be uniformly deposited into the porous structure of the AAO film, and the alternating electrodeposition repeating twice led to the formation of the optimal AAO-based thin film that exhibited a rainbow effect and superior anti-corrosion performance.
Subject Functional Materials
Keyword(s) Aluminum alloys
Anodic aluminum oxidation
Interference-enabled color production
Rainbow effect
Structural color
DOI - identifier 10.3762/BJNANO.10.73
Copyright notice © 2019 Chang et al.; licensee Beilstein-Institut. Open Access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0).
ISSN 2190-4286
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